New Fiscal Year Brings New Officers for Cape Cod Child Development Board

Hyannis, August 6, 2019 – Cape Cod Child Development, a local nonprofit dedicated to taking care of Cape Cod’s children and families, has welcomed new titles for members on its current Board of Directors: Sally Fogerty to Chair/Board President, David Chase to Vice Chair/Vice President of the Board and Treasurer and Stephanie Abdina to Clerk.

Fogerty has 50 years of experience working in maternal, early childhood, adolescent/youth, adult and elderly public health and health care at the local, state and national level. Ms. Fogerty worked with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for over 25 years to develop comprehensive initiatives across the life span, integrate preventive and health promotion strategies into the health and human service system, implement health care reform and set policy. She worked for 10 years on federal initiatives focusing on suicide, injury and violence prevention and substance abuse.

“I am delighted to be working with the Cape Cod Child Development Board and Staff as we work to provide programs and services which will meet the needs of the children and families of Cape Cod,” said Fogerty. “We are committed to creating services and an environment which will promote the health and well-being of both our children and the families.”

Chase, CEO at Chase Solutions, Inc. and Partner at The Casual Gourmet, has worked with local nonprofits for over 30 years. His other affiliations include: Former President, Hyannis Youth & Community Center Foundation and Founding Chair of the Community Advisory Board for Sturgis Charter Public School.

Abdina is a full-time mom and third generation Cape Codder, whose children have gone through CCCD programming. Furthermore, Abdina served as Chair of the Policy Council here at CCCD.

The FY20 board also includes: Judy Connors-Tarver, Retired Early Childhood Educator and Administrator, Sharon Hawkins, Owner of South Street Beautification Trust, John Kenney, Attorney at John W. Kenney Attorney at Law, Marissa Noble, Proprietor of The West End and Embargo Restaurant, Michael Pierce, Attorney at Pierce Law, P.C., Rob Rice, Resident Director/Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Sheryl Walsh, Immediate Past Board Chair/President at CCCD and Senior Vice President/Chief Consumer and Business Banking Officer at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod and David Willard, Retired Vice President of Community Relations, and whose career spanned over 50 years, at Cape Cod Five.

About CCCD: Cape Cod Child Development is a non-profit organization that has been providing quality childcare, early education, developmental intervention and support services for the children and families of Cape Cod and the Islands since 1971. For additional information on Cape Cod Child Development, please visit

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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